Its an amazing place to run

I've lived in PACOIMA for 7 years and wasn't previously impressed with the Hansen Dam. But in the last two years, especially 2016, the Hansen Dam has seriously upped its trail game! I'm officially a fan! No more long drives to get in a nice hike!

Approximately 4.48 miles if you park in the lot with the solar lights by the Ranger station. Turn right onto Dronfield from Osborne, the lot at the top of the dam right off Osborne is often full. Keep in mind this is a city park so be careful of debris, shopping carts and the occasional homeless. Most of the visitors to the park walk across the paved dam and back. Once you are off the dam the paved portion leads off onto Wentworth Street and there's several dirt pathways that are unmarked. Bear left and down the hill into the basin. Likewise for crossing the Little Tujunga Creek in the middle, there's multiple pathways but the one on the All Trails app is the best/easiest. I hiked two loops for a total of 9.51 miles.

Love this place

4 months ago

Easy hike across a dam.

First timer, so I took my time enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery.

8 months ago

A super easy flat run or ride for anyone to start or enjoy. Always crowded in the afternoon though

Love the view!

mountain biking
2 years ago

nice little XC track.
careful with the horse "gifts" on the road... nice place to do a couple of fast laps. flat terrain but sandy spots slow you down.... overall a nice place to burn some calories.
good for newbies.